May 17, 2015 Subject:
According to Wikipedia, Elda Furry is the actress playing Myra Thornhill. She changed her name to Hedda Hopper and became a legend (although not as an actress!)
But George M. Cohan steals the entire movie. He isn't just a legend...he's a darn good actor!
April 16, 2014 Subject:
George M, .Silent?
Based on Earl Derr Biggers mystery/suspense novel(Author of the Charlie Chan novels,) this mysterious drama is more faithful to the original book than the later remake that had more comic relief in it. Although Charlie Chan is nowhere to be found in this offering, I liked it very much.
It is also fun to compare Jimmy Cagney's portrayal of George M (from Yankee Doodle Dandy) with the real live George M...